MMO-Champion - Patch 5.4.7 Live This Week
Patch 5.4.7 Live This Week
Patch 5.4.7 is going live this week, with a new PvP season, Level 90 Boost preparation, and other assets for future use.

  • Season 15 PvP gear will use the same models as Season 14, but with the colors available to each faction switched.
  • There will be some minor adjustments to Heroic Garrosh (10).
  • The Level 90 boost feature will be added in this patch, but no announcement has been made as to when it will actually be available.
  • This patch and launcher updates prepared things for the Warlords of Draenor pre-order, but no date has been announced yet.
  • The Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition mount and pet are included in this patch.
  • The Scroll of Resurrection ends on Tuesday, so be sure to send out any final invitations before then.
  • No new realm connections are currently listed for this week.

Season 14 Ending


New Icons



Level 90 Boost
The Level 90 Boost feature is in Patch 5.4.7, but it may not be enabled this week. After being boosted, your character will have a set of item level 483 greens.




New Models







New Items
You can see all of the new items on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Slot Name
20Companion Pets Dreadful Egg
20Mount Reins of the Dread Raven
90Food & Drink Lemon Flower Pudding


Automated In-game Mail
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Automated In-game Mail #403 - Character Boost: We've supplied you with a whole new set of high-level gear, but attached you'll find all the old items and equipment you once carried.

    - The WoW Dev Team



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
Flying
  • Dread Raven (New) Summons and dismisses an Dread Raven. This mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

Companions

Item Set Bonuses
  • Fortitude Now increases PvP Resilience by 5,280, up from 2,600.

Shaman (Forums)
  • Far Sight Changes the caster's viewpoint to the targeted location. Lasts 60 sec. Only useable outdoors. 3.5% of Base Mana. 1,000 yd Unlimited range. 60 sec cast (Channeled).

Warlock (Forums)
Pets

Warrior (Forums)
Talents

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Aftershock Deals 700,000 Fire damage to enemies within the aftershock and grants General Nazgrim 2 1 rage for each target struck. 1,000 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Deafening Screech Inflicts 240,000 Inflicts 200,000 Physical damage to all enemies and interrupts spellcasting for 2 sec. 100 Mana. 3 sec cast. 1.5 sec cooldown.
  • Empowered Chain Heal Heals an ally for 4% 1% of their maximum health and jumps to a nearby ally, increasing healing by 50% per jump. Affects 5 total targets. 50 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Empowered Chain Heal Heals an ally for 4% 1% of their maximum health and jumps to a nearby ally, increasing healing by 50% per jump. Affects 5 total targets. 50 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Fire Storm Fires a rocket barrage that inflicts 15,304 10,000 Fire damage every 0.75 sec. to random enemies 100 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Healing Tide Heals allies within 8 yards for 2% 1% of their maximum health every 3 sec. Instant.
  • Healing Tide Heals allies within 8 yards for 2% 1% of their maximum health every 3 sec. Instant.
  • Ravager Throw a whirling blade, inflicting 200,000 100,000 Physical damage to enemies within 6 yards every 1 sec. and granting General Nazgrim 1 0 rage for each enemy struck. Instant.
  • Shock Blast Inflicts 70,000 Inflicts 63,000 Nature damage to random enemies. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • War Banner Increases melee, ranged, and spell casting speed by 25% 50%, and also increases damage dealt by 55% 50% for all friendly targets within 15 yards for 2 min. Instant.



Patch 5.4.7 PTR Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Talents
      • Heart of the Wild now provides the following benefits from PvP Power when activated.
        • Restoration Druids now receive 50% of their PvP Power applied towards damage while the ability is active (down from 100%).
        • Feral and Balance Druids now receive 100% of their PvP Power applied towards healing while the ability is active (down from 120%).
  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Talents
      • Nerve Strike now causes a successful Kidney Shot or Cheap Shot to also reduce the damage dealt by player targets by 25% (down from 50% for player targets). No changes to the talent when used against non-player targets.
  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Demonology
      • Felguard Legion Strike and Wrathguard Mortal Cleave now reduces the effectiveness of any healing received for 6 seconds (up from 5 seconds) so the pet can maintain the effect without Haste.
  • Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General

Creatures

PvP
  • Season 15 Prideful Gladiator gear, and weapons are now available for purchase.
  • Season 14 Grievous Gladiator gear and weapons can now be purchased using Honor Points instead of Conquest Points.
  • Base Resilience for level-90 players is now 77% (up from 72%). Base Resilience for players below level 90 remain at 40%.
  • Resilience Diminishing Returns curve for Resilience has been adjusted for the new base resilience value to maintain the same value per point of Resilience as previously.
  • Battle Fatigue now reduces healing received while in PvP combat by 60% (up from 55%).
  • Gladiator’s Distinction, the set bonus for wearing two PvP trinkets, now grants 5280 Resilience (up from 2600).

Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • Arenas
    • For the 2v2 Arena bracket, Dampening is now applied to the match starting at the 5 minute mark (down from 10 minutes).
    • For 3v3 and 5v5 Arena brackets, there is no change. Dampening will continue to be applied at the 10 minute mark.
  • Alterac Valley
    • The following NPCs now have more health and deal more damage.
      • Alliance: Vanndar Stormpike, Balinda Stonehearth, Stormpike Defenders, Stormpike Bowman, and all Marshals.
      • Horde: Captain Galvangar, Drek'thar, Frostwolf Guardian, Frostwolf Bowman, and all Warmasters.
    • The following NPCs are now immune to disarm, daze, and Death Grip.
      • Alliance: Vanndar Stormpike, Balinda Stonehearth
      • Horde: Captain Galvangar, Drek'thar

Items

Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_BATTLE_NET_BALANCE - Battle.net Balance
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_BEING_PROCESSED_CHECK_BACK_LATER - Your order is being processed.\nPlease check back later.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_CONFIRMATION_SERVICES - Services purchased will be accessible at the character select screen when processing has been completed.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_CONFIRMATION_SERVICES_EUR - Services purchased will be accessible at the character select screen when processing has been completed. |HurlIndex:21|h|cff006995Change your payment method|r|h
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_CONFIRMATION_SERVICES_TEST - Services purchased here will use the Test Currency. You will not actually be charged.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_ERROR_MESSAGE_PARENTAL_CONTROLS - Purchasing is disabled by Parental Controls. Please visit Account Management.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_ERROR_MESSAGE_PURCHASE_DENIED - Please contact Customer Service.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_ERROR_TITLE_PARENTAL_CONTROLS - Purchasing Disabled
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_ERROR_TITLE_PURCHASE_DENIED - Purchase Denied
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_PROCESSING - Processing...
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_PURCHASE_SENT - Purchase Sent!
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_YOU_ALREADY_OWN_THIS - You already own this item.
  • CHAR_LOGIN_LOCKED_BY_CHARACTER_UPGRADE - You cannot log in until the character boost process you recently initiated is complete.
  • CHAR_LOGIN_LOCKED_BY_REVOKED_CHARACTER_UPGRADE - This boosted character is locked out due to a billing issue.
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_ALCHEMY - Alchemy
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_BLACKSMITHING - Blacksmithing
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_ENCHANTING - Enchanting
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_ENGINEERING - Engineering
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_FIRST_AID - First Aid
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_HERBALISM - Herbalism
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_INSCRIPTION - Inscription
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_JEWELCRAFTING - Jewelcrafting
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_LEATHERWORKING - Leatherworking
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_MINING - Mining
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_SKINNING - Skinning
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_TAILORING - Tailoring
  • CHARACTER_SERVICES_NO_ELIGIBLE_CHARACTERS - None of your characters on this realm are eligible for this service.
  • CHARACTER_SERVICES_PLEASE_WAIT - This may take several minutes.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_CHARACTER_LIST_CHANGED_ERROR - Something went wrong. Restarting the character boost process.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_CHARACTER_LIST_LABEL - Level 90 Character Boost
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_COMPLETE_LABEL - Character Boost Complete!
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FINISH_LABEL - Level Up!
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FLOW_LABEL - LEVEL 90 CHARACTER BOOST
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FREE_CHARACTER_UPGRADE - LEVEL 90 CHARACTER BOOST
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FREE_CHARACTER_UPGRADE_DESCRIPTION - Thank you for joining us!|nHere is the boost that comes with your purchase of Warlords of Draenor.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_KRW_FINISH_BUTTON_POPUP_TEXT - Are you sure that you want to boost this character? If you click the "Level Up!" button, you will no longer be eligible for a refund.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_KRW_STATIC_WARNING - You can cancel this purchase within 7 days from the time of purchase. However, you can no longer cancel this purchase once you have completed all the steps to boost your character, even if it's within 7 days from the time of purchase.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_LOG_OUT_NOW - Log Out Now
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_NO_VETERAN_BONUS - No Veteran Bonus
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_POPUP_GET_STARTED - Get Started Now
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_POPUP_LATER - Later
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROCESSING - Processing...
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  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROFESSION_BOOST_RESULT_FORMAT - |cff00ff00Bonus: %s (600)|r
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_READY - Your Level 90 Character Boost is Ready!
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_READY_DESCRIPTION - Log out to boost your character. You can do this at any time.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_TOKEN_DESCRIPTION - Can be used on one character on your Battle.net account.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_TOKEN_TITLE - Character Boost
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_WOD_TOKEN_DESCRIPTION - Included with your expansion purchase. Can be used on one character on this World of Warcraft account.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_WOD_TOKEN_TITLE - Warlords of Draenor Character Boost
  • DEVICE_BLACKLISTED - Your video device is not compatible. Please see http://nydus.battle.net/WoW/enUS/lau...eo-unsupported for more information.
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  • DRIVER_OUTOFDATE - Your device driver is out of date. Please see http://nydus.battle.net/WoW/enUS/launcher/driverupdates for more information.
  • ERR_LFG_MISMATCHED_SLOTS_LOCAL_XREALM - You cannot mix realm-only and x-realm entries when listing your name in other raids.
  • FIXEDFUNCTION_UNSUPPORTED - This video card will not be supported in future versions of World of Warcraft. Please see http://nydus.battle.net/WoW/enUS/lau...on-unsupported for more information.
  • SELECT_CHARACTER_ACTIVE_LABEL - Choose your character on the right
  • SELECT_CHARACTER_RESULTS_FORMAT - |c%s%s (Level %d %s)|r
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  • SERVICES_STEP - STEP



The Scroll of Resurrection Retires
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The time has come to bid adieu to the Scroll of Resurrection. It’s served its divine purpose, but like most scrolls, it only has so many charges before it loses its magic and crumbles into ethereal dust. For those who’d still like a chance to use the scroll, you have until February 18 before players are no longer able to send invitations. For those who have an invitation outstanding, that’s still good for 30 days from the time it was sent, after which point the invitation will expire and the benefits can no longer be claimed.

For additional information on the Scroll of Resurrection, please visit our FAQ.

Battle.Net Launcher Update
The Battle.Net Launcher was recently updated to add support for Warlords of Draenor.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.4.7 Live This Week started by chaud View original post
Comments 104 Comments
  1. markdall's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by darkthunder View Post
    Now there's wishful thinking. As far as I know, "Friends & Family Alpha" hasn't even begun (or the news about it hasn't leaked yet), and you still got closed beta testing to do (which takes several months), AND releasing the 6.0 patch to live servers (which is likely to release about a month before the expansion pack, per usual).

    You're looking at 6 months MINIMUM before Warlords of Draenor is released. I'd estimate closer to October/November.
    Or they just won't bother with those things, or use much shorter versions of them.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawnseven View Post
    Something else to consider on the release date speculation. What about Blizzcon 2014? No announced dates yet, but surely with the 20th/10th anniversaries they have to have one, right? Blizz basically looses a month in preparation for the show since they run it themselves, so how does that play into the speculation? I don't see them having one in August if they're working so hard on WoD, and Oct/Nov is possible but only if WoD has been released by then (the stage being set for announcement of the next expansion maybe?). Do you think they'll have Blizzcon this year? If so, how is that playing into your timeline?
    I've given up on them doing anything interesting on anniversaries anymore. Pets or mounts are a fun way to look back and say, "I was there for this!" - their FOSes and whatever else they've done lately - I forget, an XP bonus or something? - are not.
  1. Saber256's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    It's funny because a lot of people expected the beta to start or be announced right after Blizzcon. And that we'd have a spring release. Because they said they were further along, wanted faster expacs, didn't want another DS 9 month drought and when asked about a summer release they said they wanted it before that. Now here we are, 3 months later and not one peep about beta even starting. And the icing on the pathetic cake is it's not even that much of an expansion, more like a content patch we have to pay for. No new professions, no new classes, no new races. Something like what 5 new dungeons? And it's taking them this long? How sad is this?
    One thing you are forgetting is they are also implementing the Item squish, which means they need to make sure that someone in level 90 gear can still solo lower level raids and such. I imagine there has to be a lot of balancing and tuning needed to implement it well over the course of 90+ levels...
  1. Draxz's Avatar
    Very boring patch.. probably just wait a few months till WoD comes around. Too much to ask for faster content i guess.
  1. TheWindWalker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Draxz View Post
    Very boring patch.. probably just wait a few months till WoD comes around. Too much to ask for faster content i guess.
    Keep in mind this isn't "5.5" this is still 5.4. It's still the Siege of Orgrimmar patch.
  1. Sainur's Avatar
    Legendary Lemon Flower Pudding.

    Oh my.
  1. Nexsa's Avatar
    Does that mean this tuesday or the 25th?
  1. Dawnseven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sainur View Post
    Legendary Lemon Flower Pudding.

    Oh my.
    In my day we had plain old Rice Pudding and we liked it! /stamps cane
    (Srsly Blizz ... don't mess with our pudding and try to make it better. )
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Draxz View Post
    Very boring patch.. probably just wait a few months till WoD comes around. Too much to ask for faster content i guess.
    This patch is kind of like the post-Blizzcon one with a very specific purpose in mind

    Though I am disappointed there's no new crafted pvp gear to accompany this season
  1. Diesik's Avatar
    I wish there was just a little bit more to this patch for the PvE side. Guess we'll see what comes up in the future though.
  1. clevin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by darkthunder View Post
    Now there's wishful thinking. As far as I know, "Friends & Family Alpha" hasn't even begun (or the news about it hasn't leaked yet), and you still got closed beta testing to do (which takes several months), AND releasing the 6.0 patch to live servers (which is likely to release about a month before the expansion pack, per usual).

    You're looking at 6 months MINIMUM before Warlords of Draenor is released. I'd estimate closer to October/November.
    They don't do F&F alpha anymore. Didn't with MoP either. WoD will release 4-6 months from the beta being available unless something really odd happens. Thus, as it has been for months, the question is when beta starts.
  1. Alternategray's Avatar
    I suppose what I don't get is... it's been mentioned that the SoR service may be going away because it would essentially be competition of a sorts for the new paid service (at least as far as returning players are concerned). But the people who weren't willing to come back for a free 80 (when it was max or close to max level) aren't going to come back for a level 90 that they have to pay for, while at the same time you're "losing" potential returning players who might have been tempted by a free SoR 90.

    The only way it would make sense is if they didn't want someone to be able to get an SoR, get a free level 80/90, then upgrade to WoD and get a "free" level 90 as well. Because if they're selling 90's in the store they'd want that player to pay for his second raised character.... are subscription numbers really so great that they can be that greedy about things? Who gives a shit if someone gets an "extra" level 80/90 as long as it increases the number of subscriptions and active players?
  1. Shampro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nexsa View Post
    Does that mean this tuesday or the 25th?
    This Tuesday US, Wed EU.
  1. York's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alternategray View Post
    I suppose what I don't get is... it's been mentioned that the SoR service may be going away because it would essentially be competition of a sorts for the new paid service (at least as far as returning players are concerned). But the people who weren't willing to come back for a free 80 (when it was max or close to max level) aren't going to come back for a level 90 that they have to pay for, while at the same time you're "losing" potential returning players who might have been tempted by a free SoR 90.

    The only way it would make sense is if they didn't want someone to be able to get an SoR, get a free level 80/90, then upgrade to WoD and get a "free" level 90 as well. Because if they're selling 90's in the store they'd want that player to pay for his second raised character.... are subscription numbers really so great that they can be that greedy about things? Who gives a shit if someone gets an "extra" level 80/90 as long as it increases the number of subscriptions and active players?
    All they are doing is replacing the free 80 with a free 90 which applies to everyone, not just veterans. Nothing about that has to do with a reasoning of making the second character cost and being greedy.
  1. RiftReaper's Avatar
    Is the shaman's far sight truly "unlimited", or is there extra restrictions, fees, etc?
  1. Dejablue's Avatar
    I predict WoD Beta end of mMarch start of April to coincide with ESO's head start/launch.
  1. SlickTooth's Avatar
    Um...I dont get something here. Says that the level 90 boosts "may not be enabled this week", but..if this is mainly what the patch is about (and of course the mount and pet) wouldnt it make sense if WoD pre orders and paid level boosts when up at the same time during the patch launch? You cant just release a patch and not have its content available.
  1. Gurbz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SlickTooth View Post
    Um...I dont get something here. Says that the level 90 boosts "may not be enabled this week", but..if this is mainly what the patch is about (and of course the mount and pet) wouldnt it make sense if WoD pre orders and paid level boosts when up at the same time during the patch launch? You cant just release a patch and not have its content available.
    The patch was never about the boost. Notice it's not even mentioned in the patch notes. The new PvP season and getting ready for the preorders and the pre-expansion patch is why they are doing 5.4.7
  1. Shadee's Avatar
    Reused gear models with different colors. GG Blizz
  1. Gospels's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Saber256 View Post
    While this is true, MoP beta was released March 21st, 2012. If WoD Beta is not released sooner than that, we could potentially see a Sept release date for WoD. Beta for an expac is not going to be less then 6 months...
    Bullshit, that is what they said and they prob beloved it at the time as they knew they wouldn't have to deal with a new class/race but I think WOD is kicking their ass. What have they released that would make you believe they are further along in WOD than MOP? A couple of screen shots of like 3 models that's about it. I am thinking fall release at the earliest
  1. cityguy193's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gospels View Post
    Bullshit, that is what they said and they prob beloved it at the time as they knew they wouldn't have to deal with a new class/race but I think WOD is kicking their ass. What have they released that would make you believe they are further along in WOD than MOP? A couple of screen shots of like 3 models that's about it. I am thinking fall release at the earliest
    Im thinking Q4 2014 if they want a smooth launch, endgame content ready, and all around a non-shit expansion with few bugs.

    Otherwise im thinking the later part of Q2 2014, or early Q3 for an unpolished launch to save subs.

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